Teaching


We offer a broad variety of lectures and courses. Our teaching philosophy is to combine teaching and research, and involve motivated students early in research projects. We are convinced that a good natural history overview is the backbone of conservation biology. Sound taxonomic expertise will remain important, and we offer several courses that help students to acquire species identification skills.

The Department of Conservation Biology heads up the Master of International Nature Conservation (MINC) and offers the following courses:

632011 M.INC.1002: Data analysis for Field Biologists (Block course)
990197 M.INC 1001: International Nature Conservation (Seminar)
631778 M.INC. 2001: Internship semester


We contribute extensively to teaching in the Master Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution (BEE) with the following courses:

631232 M.Biodiv 401-5: Biodiversity and Ecology of Birds
631232 M.Biodiv 401-7: Biodiversity and Ecology of Moths (Results 2021, Results 2022)
631232 M.Biodiv 401-9: Zoological field trip
631398 M.Biodiv 412-1: International Nature Conservation (Lecture)
631551 M.Biodiv 412-2: Origins of Conservation Biology (Lecture)
630969 M.Biodiv 480: Nature Conservation Inventories (Block course)
630971 M.Biodiv 488: Ornithology (Block course)
630971 M.Biodiv 481: Population Viability Analysis (Block course)
631175 M.Biodiv 482: Field Studies in Conservation Biology (with Seminar and Lecture)
630871 M.Biodiv 483: Assessing Wildlife for Conservation (Block course)

We also contribute to the Lecture series biology (“Ringvorlesung” - general biology, zoology) of the Bachelor programs of the Biological Faculty and cover B. Biodiv 340 Conservation Biology (Lecture and Excursions).

We supervise a significant number of MSc and BSc theses annually.